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Pennsylvania Takes on Perfluorinated Toxics, EPA, with Task Force

Sept. 21, 2018, 2:53 PM

Pennsylvania is striking out on its own with a task force to address widespread perfluorinated chemical contamination in drinking water, in the absence of EPA action, the state’s governor announced Sept. 21.

The state is one of few to create a specialized task force to address a family of contaminants being discovered in drinking water supplies across the country. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) also is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to create an enforceable drinking water standard for two of the most ubiquitous chemicals.

“In the absence of federal action, [Pennsylvania] will move forward aggressively to protect ...